lists and email addresses are available to bona fide alumni!!
You'll need to create a logon
ID to view the list of almost 4,000 located
alumni and faculty. The
Network - updated continually as new alumni
are located and/or provide us with updated contact information.
addresses known to
us are now available. The Network ensures all alumni to
alumni email communications are direct, personal and most
importantly, private. Your email messages
will not pass through this website - so, we do not have
the ability to read, moderate or interrupt the delivery
of your communications.
satisfies a long-term goal:
a single, comprehensive resource for alumni that gives you
the means to reconnect and re-establish old friendships.
Our goal is to list each and every alum who ever attended
the American high school in Ankara, Turkey - those already
found, the missing and those who have passed away. "One
stop shopping" if you're looking for a former classmate
or friend. We're well on our way to delivering the most
comprehensive historical record of Ankara alumni ever created!
- 1979 Missing - Now,
in addition to the list of missing
graduates, we've compiled a list of students
who attended grades 9-12, but left
before graduating. As additional research is
completed, it's added to the Alumni
& Faculty section of this website. Names
are updated regularly.
- Even if you have previously completed
registration, please do so again. Your registration
enables us to enter your information instantly from a single
form - instead of merging data from the email list, Ankara
Directory, prior registrations and email notes/updates.
It will save us time and ensure the accuracy of your information.
New Links - Fun Links - Great Info
After months of research
and accumulation, we've created 6 new web pages of great
links - NOT the same ole' boring stuff! Take a look around
- and we welcome any suggestions you might have for additional
pages by or about Ankara Alumni-
Ever wonder what your old classmates are up to today? Check
'um out. 100+ links - with more to come!
Media - Links to articles,
books and more.....for both civilian and military Brats.
Links to "all
- Including Turkish restaurants in the USA, shopping, a
great magazine, thousands of photos of Turkey and more.........
for Fun links - Useful
information, directories, fun sites and informative sites
-- and they're all free! This page is so good, you may even
bookmark it for reference.
for Ankara Brats - All
the major Brat sites, plus a few new links.
Links to Ankara
High School related websites,
maintained by fellow alumni.
The Ankara Directory 1953 - 1979
mailed to 2,000+ alumni in July of 2005, at a cost of over
$3,600. Additionally, every new alumni located receives
a Directory. The Directory contains current contact information
for all 1953 – 1979 alumni and faculty who've been
Timothy Wurtz '69 was provided
funds and postage to facilitate an Ankara Directory "update"
mailing in July 2006. To date, Tim Wurtz has not completed
the mailing. Nor have the funds and postage stamps been
returned to us, despite repeated requests from our CPA.
We do think it strangely coincidental that exactly the same
commemorative postage stamps provided to Tim for the Ankara
Directory "update" mailing, were used in the ensuing
months on "BRATS- Our Journey Home" screening
permitting, we will mail out a fully updated Directory as
soon as we complete all NETWORK
data entry. The anticipated cost for printing, envelopes
and postage now exceeds $7,000.
We've located and
added more than 1,100 "missing" alumni in the
past three years .....an accomplishment unequaled since
the very early 90s. And, we're still actively and successfully
searching for the missing!
You can help. If
you have a sibling who attended high school in Ankara, but
is not listed in the Directory, please let us know. If you
know where an old friend lives and they're not listed, please
For fifteen years,
the Ankara Directory
has been our most valuable asset in
keeping us -- the Ankara
Alumni -- connected.
Ankara Reunion '05 -- August 12 - 14, 2005
Reunion '05 was held
August 2005 in Dallas, TX - featuring Turkish food, belly
dancers, a mini Turkish Bazaar, a Silent Auction, Operation
Footlocker and screenings of the "BRATS
- Our Journey Home" documentary. This
3-day event, with an attendance of over 400 alumni, has
been heralded by many as "the best AnkaraReunion ever."
and maintenance of this website, the APO, our new alumni
database, the mailings and the planning and execution of
Reunion '05 involve extra time, effort and money. We'd
like to acknowledge two groups who have gone the extra mile
to help out.
Volunteers Needed for 1980 - 2006
is no printed Directory for class years 1980 - 2006.
If you're interested in forming a group of volunteers to
fund, publish and distribute a printed Directory of Alumni,
please contact us. We are maintaining, in our class
list database, all contact information and email addresses
for 1980 - 2006 alumni. The names and email addresses
are available in The
but full contact information may only be distributed via
a printed Directory.
The Ankara Post Office
while informative, are a one-way means of communication.
The APO was created to be the interactive hub of this website.
It's a venue that affords all alumni a means to connect,
discuss, interact and immediately disseminate news and information.
The APO is rapidly approaching
300 registrants. Many more alumni have not joined,
but visit and read the forums. At this time, the APO
averages over 500 visits a week and over 4,500 weekly page
views. (Topics/posts that are opened and read)
of us lead busy lives and our Ankara experience, while important,
is not our primary focus. Tired of unwanted emails?
The APO is the perfect way to stay connected
No clutter in your Inbox. No threats of computer viruses
or annoying SPAM. No class-year restrictions.
Read only those topics that interest you. You can
access the APO 24/7. And, once you register,
you can login and "post and play" from any computer,
anywhere in the world. It's the perfect medium for
those of us who lead active lives, but still want to interact
and stay informed.